Comments about The Observation Deck

"What an ingenious solution to writer's block -- from which I suffer once or twice a day. Pulling a card from The Observation Deck is the perfect remedy when I'm feeling stumped, resistant, puzzled, discouraged, or unclear about the work ahead."

--SUE GRAFTON, author of A is for Alibi , B is for Burglar


"Why anyone would want to give away the secrets of our profession is beyone me - but now someone has and, if I were a budding scribe, I would rush to get this book into my ink-stained paws. Even an efflorescent writer like myself might, in fact, profit from my confrere's inspirational tricks. And I have."

--ANDRE CODRESCU, NPR commentator and author of The Blood Countess


"The Observation Deck is both a powerful motivator and a pure pleasure to read. It's such a thrill to keep encountering your favorite writers and their previously well kept secrets about how to write! Suggesting concrete actions for every step of the writing process, The Observation Deck helps you find your idea - and then gives you the inspiration to begin your project, the tools to work it through, and the motivation you need to finish it."

--SUSAN PAGE, author of The Shortest Distance Between You and a Published Book


"If only I'd had this book before, what I could have done! Well, the past is prologue. Now I have the tools."

--SOPHY BURNHAM, author of The Book of Angels & For Writers Only


"Naomi Epel's The Observation Deck is full of imagination, concrete tools, fresh ideas, and spirit."

--SUE BENDER, author of Plain and Simple & Everyday Sacred

"Naomi Epel presents a fascinating compendium of the devices that professional writers have concocted over the years in order to trick themselves into writing better -- or writing at all. The Observation Deck is highly entertaining to read, and at the same time it is the most innovative, practical guide to writing I've ever seen."

--JOHN BERENDT, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


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